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Dennis Quaid's Twins and Hospital Safety
Monday, April 19, 2010 | Sarah Dietze
 

In November 2007, Dennis Quaid’s newborn twins, Zoe Grace and Thomas Boone, nearly died from an overdose of the blood thinner heparin at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Since then, the actor has mounted a crusade against medical errors. Latest stop: the National Press Club, where on Monday Quaid talked about what happened to his children and what needs to be done to eradicate tragic mistakes. “My mission today is to drive awareness,” Quaid said, “and my message is a call to action.”

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Parents, welcome to the PHR blog where you can connect and communicate with health information management professionals and eventually other parents about managing your child’s healthcare. Have you ever been on your way to the doctor’s office with your child and wondered about the details – diagnosis, medications prescribed, vaccinations, etc. – of your last visit?

As a parent, you have so many responsibilities that it’s difficult to recall everything from day to day let alone last year. A personal health record can help ease your mind. This blog is a social network where you can interact with experts in the field to seek advice and tips for best practices in creating and maintaining your child’s personal health record and the best ways to use that information to play a more active role in their healthcare and simplify your life.

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